Thanks to the Au Pair in the Netherlands program, the participants have the chance to learn Dutch and explore the host country’s culture. They will also have different duties to take care of while they live with the Host Family.
Au Pair responsibilities
The main responsibility of an Au Pair in the Netherlands is to take care of the kids. The participant will pick them up from school, play with them and cook for them sometimes. Au Pairs also help with some light housework like cleaning the table or vacuuming. Please consider that these responsibilities vary according to the family’s needs. In any case, the contract should explain them.
Host Families in the Netherlands have different responsibilities that must be mentioned in the contract. All families must provide a private bedroom for their Au Pair and meals during the stay. Besides, the family should also respect the established working hours and free time, help their Au Pair to find the appropriate language course and support him/her during the registration process at the foreign office.
Important: The Host Family will need to register in the Netherlands in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). It is also worth mentioning that families will need to contact a local approved agency to organize the Au Pair stay.
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The Au Pair in the Netherlands will work 30 hours per week (including babysitting) with a maximum of 8 hours per day. Au Pairs have 2 days off per week. Keep in mind that Au Pairs from Non-European Union countries do not hold a work permit for other fields.
The regulations establish that the Au Pair will receive between €300 and €340 per month. The Family will also cover the insurance costs and they will support the Au Pair with the language course fee.
Time off and holidays
Au Pairs in the Netherlands have two weeks of holidays during a 12 month stay. Au Pairs also have two free days per week. The Au Pairs should have most evenings free of duties.
Au Pairs in the Netherlands have a private room in the family’s home and meals during the stay - even during holidays, free days and illness. The Au Pair must always try to integrate as a family member and spend some time with his/her hosts. Remember that any dietary restrictions or a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle has to be discussed before signing the contract.
Au Pairs in the Netherlands can improve their Dutch by attending a language course during their free time. The official immigration office does not provide specific information about this. Nevertheless, in many cases Host Families pay part or the total fee of the language course.